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by BrightCedars
09 Aug 2014, 10:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Busiest month ever at Brussels Airport : 2.3 million pax
Replies: 1
Views: 8055

Re: Busiest month ever at Brussels Airport : 2.3 million pax

Amazing that it took so long to return to a peak Sabena era level. The recent increase in low frills airlines operating from BRU certainly has a big share in reaching this milestone now rather than by 2020. Also it's good news to see that the average pax per movement has increased. Way to go Brussel...
by BrightCedars
14 Jul 2014, 16:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A330/A330neo news
Replies: 86
Views: 40973

Re: Airbus A330 news

I have the same impression: A350 was a NEO A330 and was rejected by gurus and some airlines, others were willing to buy. A350 became XWB (whole new design going head to head with 777 and putting last nails in coffin of A340). Now A330 NEO is back by popular demand I asume. Some airlines will have lo...
by BrightCedars
10 Jun 2014, 11:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SN operates a dedicated Red Devils flight to Sao Paulo
Replies: 86
Views: 25120

Re: SN to operate dedicated Red Devils flight to Sao Paulo

I didn't realize OO-SFO is an old A330-300, probably explains the fuel stop in DKR. Two hops are cheaper than a longer one if you only take fuel into consideration. Wonder if this'll give SN ideas for the future :-)

Or is SN filling the back of the plane with pax for DKR?

Come on Belgian Red Devils!
by BrightCedars
05 May 2014, 17:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 4 MAY 2014 : Magma 747 incident in BRU
Replies: 28
Views: 8405

Re: 4 MAY 2014 : Magma 747 incident in BRU

I reside near the airport and I heard and wondered about this louder than usual flight around midnight. I can believe there was something unusual, maybe not problematic. I do wonder about the curfew hours. People put the blame on Belgocontrol but who said it's not the pilot himself who took the unwi...
by BrightCedars
02 May 2014, 10:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to introduce new livery
Replies: 23
Views: 6388

Re: KLM to introduce new livery

I feared the worse when I read new livery for KLM. Would they go mostly white???

This slight review introducing some waviness is no more than needed, good call by KLM!
by BrightCedars
22 Apr 2014, 11:06
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 21/04/2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: BRU 21/04/2014

Anybody has the reg of the ME flight?
by BrightCedars
25 Mar 2014, 14:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Easyjet launches 5 European services from LGW, incl. BRU
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Easyjet launches 5 European services from LGW, incl. BRU

Could be a nice way to connect onto VS' leisure network!
by BrightCedars
20 Mar 2014, 09:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing
Replies: 566
Views: 199209

Re: Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with flight M

Out of my head, if one follows the theory of a (self) hijack, could it be they went to fly higher wearing masks in order to suffocate and kill all passengers on board? Would it have that effect to fly at 13Km+? Would the oxygen masks deploy automatically or is that controlled from the cockpit? How l...
by BrightCedars
26 Feb 2014, 12:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines opens the door of Congo
Replies: 21
Views: 4625

Re: Brussels Airlines opens the door of Congo

Sabena in her time and nowadays Brussels Airlines have been living off Africa with comparatively much higher fares than on other more competitive and developed markets. One may not find this very ethical. Now that Africa is finally rising out of its economical misery, competition is appearing and th...
by BrightCedars
17 Feb 2014, 11:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: MEA denies boarding and humiliates wheelchair passenger
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: MEA denies boarding and humiliates wheelchair passenger

Hi b720, as I said I'll see how they respond. It's good you could give this positive contribution to shed light on such a delicate topic and add some perspective to it.
by BrightCedars
17 Feb 2014, 10:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: MEA denies boarding and humiliates wheelchair passenger
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

MEA denies boarding and humiliates wheelchair passenger

In the news this morning: http://www.lorientlejour.com/article/854886/empechee-de-voyager-et-humiliee-parce-quelle-est-clouee-sur-une-chaise-roulante.html I've switched my avatar to SN's logo as I cannot condone such behavior. I'll envisage switching my business as well if they don't act responsibly.
by BrightCedars
12 Feb 2014, 17:00
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Why doesn't SN fly to Asia?
Replies: 50
Views: 14852

Re: Why doesn't SN fly to Asia?

As mentioned the Africa business case isn't that rosy for the future. As Africa develops so will competition, as is already the case, pressure will come on the price and SN's small volume operation won't be able to keep up the fight. To me SN should focus on the niche operation that is BRU and forge...
by BrightCedars
10 Feb 2014, 13:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' second US destination
Replies: 256
Views: 79940

Re: Brussels Airlines' second US destination

We're way off topic here and maybe this would warrant a topic of its own. I have to agree with what is said above. It's suicidal to forget about the amount of China-Africa and to a lesser extent India-Africa traffic flows. However, I can see many reasons for SN not to go down that path: 1. SN partly...
by BrightCedars
22 Jan 2014, 12:35
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: A380 BRU to NYC?
Replies: 8
Views: 3254

Re: A380 BRU to NYC?

I honestly wouldn't see the rationale behind running an A380 between BRU and NYC point to point. I could understand eg SQ to route SIN-BRU-NYC iso SIN-FRA-NYC or a Gulf A380 operator if that can ever make sense for any of them. No one on the NYC side would run the route and as far as the BRU side is...
by BrightCedars
10 Jan 2014, 09:19
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Looking back @ 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 8980

Re: Looking back @ 2013

2013 has been made of mostly the usual stuff as far as I'm concerned. BEY-FCO-BRU in C with AZ to start the year, AZ will always be AZ. BRU-BEY vv. with ME in Y in the Summer and Christmas, obviously the best option on the route since nonstop. A small European hop to BCN with SN in October, worth ev...
by BrightCedars
02 Jan 2014, 14:52
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Defence to replace its A330 by an A321
Replies: 95
Views: 38123

Re: Belgian Defence to replace its A330 by an A321

What this country really needs is an ACJ or BBJ, or an agreement with SN to provide suitable lift when required. Financing a purchase over several years won't cost that much and it will add worth in the books. An agreement will of course need to go via tender these days and that can be the main stic...
by BrightCedars
10 Dec 2013, 13:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: NRT - BRU - NRT gap
Replies: 39
Views: 8165

Re: NRT - BRU - NRT gap

Seeing the state of the Japanese economy I would rather wonder if Asiana would return to BRU in the near future. :? BrightCedars, I guess you mean ANA ? Asiana is Korean ! :mrgreen: I did mean Asiana if you get me comparison between the state of the Japanese economy and that of the Korean one. By t...
by BrightCedars
06 Dec 2013, 13:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: NRT - BRU - NRT gap
Replies: 39
Views: 8165

Re: NRT - BRU - NRT gap

Seeing the state of the Japanese economy I would rather wonder if Asiana would return to BRU in the near future. Basically the way I see things there is enough potential in 3 Asian destinations for SN to operate. One can give also ANA the benefit of the doubt seeing the operational difficulties asso...